Category: Grounded Theory

Chapter 11: Sampling in Grounded Theory

Morse, J. M. (2009). Sampling in Grounded Theory. The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory, 229-244. doi:10.4135/9781848607941.n11 By Janice M. Morse Q: Would determining the interviewees in advance contradict GT? Principles of Sampling for Quantitative Inquiry Principle 1: Excellent research skills are essential for obtaining good data The better the interview, the less interviews you’ll need Quickly gain trust of the...

Chapter 10: Abduction – The Logic of Discovery of Grounded Theory

Reichertz, J. (2009). Abduction: The Logic of Discovery of Grounded Theory. The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory, 214-228. doi:10.4135/9781848607941.n10 By Jo Reichertz (214) Grounded theory is split in two-directions: Strauss and Corbin: Strauss: Qualitative Analysis for Social Scientists (1987) Strauss and Corbin: Basics of Qualitative Research (1990) “Theoretical pre-knowledge flows into the data’s interpretation” Glaser: Codes and categories emerge directly...

Chapter 9: The Development of Categories

The Development of Categories: Different Approaches in Grounded Theory By Udo Kelle Kelle, U. (2009). The Development of Categories: Different Approaches in Grounded Theory. The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory, 191-213. doi:10.4135/9781848607941.n9 Category Building Through Constant Comparison: The Basic Rules From the Discovery of Grounded Theory Categories emerge from data, not forced onto data (193) Developing pre-determined coding scheme is...

Chapter 6: From the Sublime to the Meticulous: The Continuing Evolution of Grounded Formal Theory

Kearney, M. H. (2009). From the Sublime to the Meticulous: The Continuing Evolution of Grounded Formal Theory. The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory, 127-150. doi:10.4135/9781848607941.n6 By Margaret H. Kearney Kearney raises questions I’ve asked in my mind, “what degree of abstraction is appropriate in a postmodern age?” (127) The uses of theories and satisfactions of theorizing Practice disciplines need theories...

Chapter 5: On Solid Ground: Essential Properties for Growing Grounded Theory

Phyllis Noerager Stern May 8, 2020 This paper shares practical advice and tips on performing GT (115) Stern emphasizes the importance of making sense; developed theory must comes from data and not forced into an existing framework Getting the Data (116) Stern introduces technique: inductive qualitative interaction (117) “Theoretical sampling consists of collecting data that will advance the theory” Let...

Chapter 3: Living Grounded Theory: Cognitive and Emotional Forms of Pragmatism (Susan Leigh Star)

April 22, 2020 Outcomes from scientific studies are often inaccessible What remains invisible in scientific analyses are the invisible relations/infrastructure that allows their practice to occur; part of the “relational world” This chapter focuses on Star answering, “how does it feel to do grounded theory?” It seems like everyone has their own experience of GT because it’s very personal. Is...

Chapter 2: The Discovery of Grounded Theory in Practice: The Legacy of Multiple Mentors (Eleanor Krassen Covan)

(From The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory Part 1: Origins and History (Bryant, Charmaz))April 21, 2020 Grounded theory is a method of understanding that is cumulative (58) There are 3 dimensions: “individual biographies, history, and social structure” The practice of GT is influences by multiple mentors and students of GT “meaning is negotiated in the context of social interaction” Social...